Free Java Update
Version 7 Update 51
Release date January 14, 2014
Your system currently has an older version of Java and you are receiving this update notification because a newer version has been automatically detected.
This release addresses security concerns. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to this release.
Please install this free Java Update by clicking on the Install button on the Java Update window.
Installing this update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run as safely and efficiently as always.
- Changes to Security Slider
- Block Self-Signed and Unsigned applets on High Security Setting
- Require Permissions Attribute for High Security Setting
- Warn users of missing Permission Attributes for Medium Security Setting
- Restore Security Prompts - Clear Remembered Trust Decisions
In Java 7u51, users are given an option to restore the security prompts for any prompts that were hidden prior to installing the latest release. It is recommended that users restore security prompts every 30 days to ensure better protection.
A trust decision occurs when the user has selected the Do not show this again option in a security prompt. To show the prompts that were previously hidden, click Restore Security Prompts. When asked to confirm the selection, click Restore All. The next time an application is started, the security prompt for that application is shown. See Restore Security Prompts FAQ.
- Exception Site List
The Exception Site List feature allows end users to run Java applets and Java Web Start applications (also known as Rich Internet Applications) that do not meet the latest security requirements. Rich Internet Applications that are hosted on a site in the exception site list are allowed to run with the applicable security prompts. See the Exception Site List FAQ for more information.
Java Expiration Date
The expiration date for 7u51 is April 15, 2014. For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 7u51) on May 15, 2014. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. Users receiving expiration date messages are strongly encouraged to update Java to the latest release.
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Detailed technical information about this release can be found in the Release Notes
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